The immedia ecosystem, a Durban-based Microsoft Gold Partner, announced today that it has earned its third gold competency in Cloud Platform. This Gold competency represents the highest level of expertise within Microsoft solutions and further validates immedia’s growth as one of the leading South African teams in the Microsoft Azure space.

This new competency brings the ecosystem’s total Gold competencies to 3, after having earned Gold in Small to Midmarket Cloud Solutions less than a year prior, and Gold in Application Development a mere 6 months prior.

“The rapid attainment of these Gold competencies formalises the past five years of experience we have gained in building our own born-in-the-cloud product Fabrik with support from Microsoft South Africa, as well as great work done on Data Centre Migration for clients,’ said Bevan Andriés, technical director of the immedia ecosystem.

“Because we are constantly motivated to get the most out of Azure’s growing range of services to best optimise and modernise our consumer’s experience and create efficiencies for our clients’ budget, our Cloud team was able to obtain our exams, case studies and reference letters without much hassle.”

immedia’s new Gold Cloud Platform status recognises their technical capability – a team of specialist Cloud Architects and Azure Consultants certified and experienced in the Azure space – as well as their track record managing cloud solutions through Geek Patrol, their Durban-based managed services team. immedia’s cloud consultants and architects have delivered a range of Azure solutions, from relatively simple websites to complex analytics platforms, and everything in between.

“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”

Achieving Gold Competency entails a rigorous process, and includes Microsoft’s consideration of successful customer projects, performance commitments and the passing of technology and sales assessments. As part of the program, immedia’s customers can tap into the company’s highly qualified experts who have access to Microsoft’s technical support and product teams.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner in the Cloud Platform competency, immedia can help customers modernise your infrastructure, migrate applications and data to the cloud, and build solutions on data platforms in the cloud.